17 September 2017

All the news for 17 September 2017 [ 141 news items | Now showing page 1 of 8 ]

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Beyond Harvey and Irma: Militarizing Homeland Security in the Climate Change Era

Will Chenette from Delta Co. 1-124 Florida National Guard guards a checkpoint as people return to their homes after Hurricane Irma passed through the area on Se...   [ continue reading...]

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"Brexit Thoughts From The Lake District" by Charles Enoch

Walking across the Lake District, we were many miles from the South-East England “bubble”. But the realities of possible Brexit were as stark here a...   [ continue reading...]

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How Climate Change Hurricanes Are Rapidly Accelerating the Militarization of America

Despite their reluctance to speak publicly about the environment, top officials in the Pentagon are painfully aware of the problem at hand. Deployed to...   [ continue reading...]

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Preventing Suffering through ‘Humanitarian Disarmament’

Expand The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Jody Williams bows in front of Cambodian Tun Cha...   [ continue reading...]

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Are Hazardous Vapors Seeping Into Your Home?

When Jane Horton bought her dream 800-square-foot farmhouse in 1975, she thought little of the semiconductor manufacturing plant across the street. Even after t...   [ continue reading...]

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Gary Cohn Is Giving Goldman Sachs Everything It Ever Wanted From the Trump Administration

At Goldman Sachs, Gary Cohn nearly wrecked the economy. As Trump's top economic adviser, he's dismantling the rules put in place after the financial crisis. The...   [ continue reading...]

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Kurds in Iraq: from Sykes-Picot to no-fly zones and beyond

Will the approaching referendum on independence open up a new phase for the Kurds, abrogating the Sykes-Picot Agre...   [ continue reading...]

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Conflict prevention: will the United Nations return to its roots?

The secretary general is an advocate for reform. But change will not be easy and the case of Bosnia shows how comp...   [ continue reading...]

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US cross-border data deal could open surveillance floodgates

Internet users should assess whether their domestic system would adequately prevent their government from abusing...   [ continue reading...]

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ISIS is Stepping Up Its Atrocities to Compensate For Its Defeat

Isis is the most likely inspiration for the bomb explosion on the tube train at Parsons Green station. The attempted mass killing is similar to the attacks in B...   [ continue reading...]

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Les anglo-saxons

Not just American or British, the Anglo-Saxon is a mirror to Frenchness: the country’s alter-ego and most feared enemyBy Emile ChabalRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Trumpcare Is Back, More Brutal and Deadly Than Ever

A group of activists rally against a GOP health care plan outside of the Metropolitan Republican Club, July 5, 2017, in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer / Ge...   [ continue reading...]

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Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

by Katie Thomas, The New York Times and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica At a time when the United...   [ continue reading...]

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Burma: Targeted Sanctions, Arms Embargo Needed

Expand Burmese soldiers patrol a road in Maungdaw, Rakhine State, August 31, 2017....   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Leaves CNN Panel Dumbfounded with a Tweet that Shows Him Hitting Hillary Clinton with a Golfball

The president retweeted the upsetting video on Sunday. Pundits on CNN were caught speechless on Sunday after President Donald Trump retweeted a video of...   [ continue reading...]

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"Do Structural Reforms Of Labour Markets Impair Innovation?" by Alfred Kleinknecht

Christoph Stein: You conclude from your research that supply-side labour market reforms have impaired innovation and labour productivity growth in major OECD co...   [ continue reading...]

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Tennessee University President Apologizes for Greeting Black Students with Cotton Stalks at Diversity Dinner

Students also complained they were served stereotypically "black meals." The president of mostly white Lipscomb University in Tennessee has apologized to...   [ continue reading...]

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This Crystal Mimics Learning and Forgetting - Facts So Romantic

You don’t need a brain to learn. Slime molds, for example, solve mazes and navigate obstacles—all without a single neuron. Information about their e...   [ continue reading...]

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The dawn of commons politics

As supporters of the new 'commons politics' win office in a variety of European cities, Stacco Troncoso and Ann Marie Utratel chart where this movement came fro...   [ continue reading...]

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We have a new word for that feeling when travel makes everything new

On a double-decker bus from Dublin airport to Drumcondra early one June morning, a young lad stretched out on the back seat and started to rap. What he lacked i...   [ continue reading...]

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